Chalkis

Chalkis

Things to do - general

Chalkis is the capital of Evia with a population of about 52.000 people. One part of Chalkis is situated on the island of Evia, but the other part is located on mainland Greece. The town of Chalkis lies right at the narrowest point of Evripus strait thus claiming the nickname of the city of “Crazy Waters”. At the strait of Evripus, which Chalkis is situated upon you come across this tidal phenomenon where water seems change direction every 6 hours. The exact time of reversion is determined by the position of the moon.

It’s name originally derives from the  Greek word χαλκός which means (copper or bronze) although no remains of  mines are found in the area.

The town of Chalkis with it’s two ports, was one the most prosperous cities in Ancient Greece, and was said to be the biggest shipping harbour in Greece in older times. It created colonies from Thrace in northern Greece as far as Italy and Sicily. Because of its prosperity it was invaded by the Peloponnesians, Athenians, Thebans and Macedonians from time to time. From 1205 to 1470 Chalkis and the whole of Evia was under the jurisdiction of the Venetians who built remarkable fortifications. In 1470 it was occupied by the Turks who remained in power for three centuries. It was finally liberated in 1830.

Chalkis is really famous about it’s fresh seafood and the beautiful seafront. When in Chalkis take your time and try to enjoy both as you cannot do the one without having the other. Shopping in Chalkis has been made more easy just recently as Avanton high fashion street has just been paved making the access and the whole experience more enjoyable.

 

Sports & nature

Once in Chalkida you can participate in many activities such as cycling, trekking, all kinds of watersports, even swimming in the numerous beaches which surround Chalkida, but also you must visit Alykes beach with the countless beach bars.

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Nightlife info

Chalkida seafront is well know for it's bustling nightlife all year round.

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Lucy Hotel

Lucy Hotel

L. Voudouri 10, Evia Island, Chalkis
Price from 95
Lucy Hotel is located at the coast of Chalkida, in the larger area of Euripus, and has been attracti More info
City of Chalkis & Sights

City of Chalkis & Sights

Chalkis
Price per person from 30
The best way to explore a city is on foot. Even better is when a local shows you around. We will tak More info
Cycling / Coast to coast sublime beaches of Chalkis

Cycling / Coast to coast sublime beaches of Chalkis

Chalkis
Price per person from 65
Whether you are an everyday mountainbiker or a novice cyclist, this is a ride you will enjoy. Take p More info
E-Bike/2 Days/ Discovering the Lilantion plains

E-Bike/2 Days/ Discovering the Lilantion plains

Lefkandi, Chalkis
Price per person from 85
On this two-day tour you will have the opportunity to enjoy all the peaceful scenery around Afrati v More info
Hiking / Chalkis to Tzivani Winery

Hiking / Chalkis to Tzivani Winery

Chalkis
Price per person from 65
Just above Chalkis lay the remains of the Acropolis of Avlida. Dominant above the Εvian gulf and the More info
MTB / Vineyards & Mountains of Chalkis

MTB / Vineyards & Mountains of Chalkis

Lefkandi, Chalkis
Price per person from 75
Not many people know that one of Evia's main vineyard area is just cycling distance from the city ce More info
MTB/4 Days/Sea & Mountains of Evia

MTB/4 Days/Sea & Mountains of Evia

Lefkandi, Steni, Chalkis
Price per person from 150
Visit the Beaches & Castles of Evia..!! It is just about time people start to learn about what E More info
Rambling in Evia, a special Greek experience

Rambling in Evia, a special Greek experience

Chalkis
Price per person from 680
You are invited to travel to Evia, the second largest Greek island, where you will be based in Chalk More info
Sailing / One day cruise to North Evian Gulf

Sailing / One day cruise to North Evian Gulf

Chalkis
Description: Daily sailing cruises from the city of Chalkis to the shores of the gulf of Northern More info
Trekking / Dragon-houses of Styra

Trekking / Dragon-houses of Styra

Styra, Marmari, Karystos, Kymi, Chalkis, Eretria
Price per person from 60
South of Evia is considered as the "Land of the Giants". When in or near Styra, you must take this t More info
Trekking / Steni - Mountain refuge

Trekking / Steni - Mountain refuge

Steni, Chalkis, Eretria
Price per person from 60
Starting off at Steni village we head towards the chestnut forest. Climbing our way up we gradually More info
Trekking / Steni - Xerovouni

Trekking / Steni - Xerovouni

Steni, Chalkis, Eretria
Price per person from 60
Our best seller tour, you will just love. Being and average hiker this is a days’ walk you will real More info
Trekking / Stropones Gorge

Trekking / Stropones Gorge

Steni, Chalkis, Eretria
Price per person from 60
Stopones gorge is located just below Stropones village. The hike through Stropones gorge is quite de More info
Trekking/4 Days/Walking Dirfys trails

Trekking/4 Days/Walking Dirfys trails

Steni, Chalkis, Eretria
Price per person from 150
Get to know the walks of central Evia..!!! Steni village is the most popular place in Evia to go tre More info
Wine Tour / The Vineyards of Central Evia

Wine Tour / The Vineyards of Central Evia

Lefkandi, Steni, Chalkis, Eretria
Price per person from 35
About this trip Central Evia is well renowned for it’s vineyards. The places called Ampelia, Mytik More info